I came across this blog by Seth Godin the other day and thought I would share it.
At the top tier of just about any sort of endeavor, you’ll find that the performers have coaches.
Pianists, orators, and athletes all have coaches. In fact, it would be weird if we heard of someone on stage or on the field who didn’t have one.
And yet, in the world of business, they’re seen as the exception.
Part of the reason is that work feels like an extension of something we’ve been doing our whole lives. Figure skating isn’t like school, but showing up at work seems to be. “I’ve got this” is a badge of honor.
And part of the reason is that a few coaches have made claims that stretch belief, and we’re not actually sure what they do. It doesn’t help that there’s no easy way to identify what sort of coach we need or what we’re going to get…
It turns out that the people with the potential to benefit the most from a coach are often the most hesitant precisely because of what coaching involves.
Talking about our challenges. Setting goals. Acknowledging that we can get better. Eagerly seeking responsibility…
And yet we avert our eyes and hesitate. It might be because having a coach might be interpreted as a sign of weakness. And what if we acknowledge our challenges but fail to overcome them? It could be that we don’t want to cause change to happen or that we’re worried that we will.
One company I admire believes in coaches so much that they’ve put several on staff, ensuring that their leadership all benefit from one. But mostly, it’s something we have to pay for ourselves.
And so, paying for a coach, for something that’s hard to measure, which might be socially awkward, to get better at something that feels normal—combine that with a hesitancy to ask for help—it’s a wonder anyone has a coach.
The paradox is that the very things that hold us back are the reasons we need a coach in the first place.
Why do companies bother sending you emails that you can’t reply to?
It’s a lot easier to believe the truth when you see it.
The roots of the present may lie deep in the past but that may not be true of the future.
Sometimes when your cup runneth over, you just needed a bigger cup.
PPM not only doesn’t measure psychographics it doesn’t capture the 23% of the population who are trendsetters.
The term “Born To Lead,” is truer than you realize.
If I didnt say it yesterday, it’s probably not true anymore.
Why do I think that Covid 19 will fade away if we vote correctly in the midterms?
Fear will freeze you, action will free you.
Figuring out what a person really means when they are talking is a difficult task.
Having the ability to make a person see what you are saying is what it’s all about on the radio. Otherwise, you’re just quacking.
Truth is truth and not what we perceive it to be.
Bob Marks claims that senior sex is best because you no longer care who came before or who’s still there, you only care about your getting yours.
If you can’t laugh at yourself, others will do it for you.
Time travels at the speed of light so adjust accordingly.
I wonder which of today’s laws is going to appear stupid tomorrow?
We all wake up in the morning and go to bed at night but it’s what we do in between that separates us.
You are who you are, not who you think you are.
It’s not the size of the budget it’s the size of the idea.
I don’t remember any anti-vaxers when Polio hit North America.
Even though my children are grown, to me, they’re still kids.
Have you noticed that ever since they deregulated the airlines, how much the airlines have regulated us?
Opinions are not necessarily the truth, only the truth is the truth.
Hollis Duncan: Hey George, Speaking of Buckets, it looks like the former WIBC is preparing to kick it. Jeff Smulyan Strikes Again! (Bucket Listing My Life Away)
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/210922/wfni-to-move-to-translators-only-following-land-sale/?fbclid=IwAR1mf4iGQgfve-67lS-wx__f2NcbxRZpt0Bz_p219PmGidtAx4mK3W8Cn9k Geo: Very sad, Hollis.
Geo: Just working my way into your heart Babe!(Bucket Listing)
I worked for WJNO/WRMF (Richard M. Fairbanks) in W. Palm Beach, where Mr. Fairbanks’ picture was proudly hung in the lobby. People busted themselves to do him a good job, and now it’s all gone. Very sad. (Bucket Listing)
Geo: Sad indeed, Sheldon.
Geo: I feel your pain, Nick.
Geo: I’m definitely a Californian, Doug, that’s why I never bought a place in Florida for 13 years. I always thought that I was going to go back. Living in California was a lifelong dream of mine.